Man or Astroman?
plus Jacuzzi Boys
Sunday, Jun 16, 2013 8:30 PM EDT
(7:30 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
If the 90s are going to be aroused from their slumber, and walk among us with shambling crowds of reconstituted, revived bands, doesn't it make sense for Man Or Astroman? to emerge from their deep-freeze hibernation? Among their peers, Man Or Astroman? was a confounding monster. There were elements of science-fiction kitsch, most likely stemming from the band’s musical basis in instrumental surf rock. But since Man or Astroman? aimed their sights at stranger and more varied places than the shores of surfism, they turned into a prog/punk whatsis, a multi-armed beast made from a seemingly endless factory of styles and sounds. Not unlike their contemporaries Trans Am, tongues were kinda-sorta in cheek, but the end result was dead serious excellence. Their latest album is Defcon 5...4...3...2..1. Opening are Miami rock three-piece, The Jacuzzi Boys.